Allow The Green Party Of Canada A Voice At The Federal Election Debates sign now

We, the undersigned, hereby demand that the consortium of Canadian broadcast networks
(CBC/Radio-Canada, CTV, Global and TVA) reverse their decision to deny the Green Party of
Canada's Leader, Elizabeth May, participation in the upcoming Federal Election
Debates.
It is an affront to the very democratic principles on which an election is held to deny
the Green Party a place at the debates. Elizabeth May is not the leader of a "fringe party",
but of a party which received over 665,000 votes in the 2006 Federal Election. It is a party
that had a Member of Parliament representing it in the House of Commons before dissolution.
When Preston Manning was invited to the debates with only one Reform Member of Parliament in the
House, and when the Bloc Quebecois are allowed in the debates despite being a regional party, it
boggles the mind that a national party with a Member of Parliament that enjoys significant national
voter support should be denied access to the debates.
To suggest that if Elizabeth May was allowed to participate in the debates, the leaders of the
other parties would boycott them, as the consortium has done in explaining its reasoning, is
completely ridiculous. The debates are a cornerstone of any election campaign, and no party
would be willing to forgo them just to spite another party.
It is extremely important for the health of Canada's democracy that the Green Party of Canada
be given a voice at the debates, and as such, we re-iterate our demand that
the consortium of Canadian broadcast networks reverse their decision to deny Elizabeth May a
place at the upcoming Federal Election Debates.

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  • 12 October 201550. Suzette K
    I support this petition
  • 06 September 201549. Alexander S
    If we are a democracy, then they should be able to speak.
  • 19 August 201548. Brian H
    I support this petition
  • 25 July 201547. Amber S
    Not allowing the Green Party to take part in the election debates shows a lack of democracy on the part of the media. Allow their platform to be heard.
  • 26 June 201546. Roger L
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  • 30 May 201545. Jacinthe L
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  • 28 April 201544. Amber H
    Let them join the debates it is the democratic thing to do - the people want it!
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  • 28 March 201439. Ryan P
    The decision is an affront to the democracy we Canadians hold so dear. Reverse the decision!
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    let the Greens have their say!
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  • 01 June 201124. Ryan M
    I am outraged at the political pandering of the consortium of broadcasters.

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Ruben HendersonBy:
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The consortium of Canadian network broadcasters

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